AVW Fabrications

About AVW Fabrications limited

Expert metal fabrication services since 1988

AVW Fabrications - headquarters  in Leicester
AVW Fabrications -head office in Leicester

One-stop shop for sheet metalwork

AVW Fabrications is a family-run sheet metal fabrication business. We established in 1988.

AVW provides trusted and efficient help with:

  • Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Laser cutting
  • Powder coating
  • Punching
  • Folding
AVW Fabrications - Directors

Our directors

Emily Smith - Managing Director

Emily is a multi-award-winning business leader in the East Midlands. She is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor.

Emily moved into manufacturing in 2013 after eight years with an accountancy practice.

Emily is a former Chair of the ICAEW Manufacturing Advisory Group, leading discussion nationally on opportunities and challenges relating to manufacturers across the UK.

She is particularly interested in employee health, safety and wellbeing. She is a keen advocate for environmental issues and ensuring that manufacturing career opportunities are embedded within education as part of her role of Enterprise Advisor.

AVW Fabrications - Director Sean Smith

Sean Smith - Director

Sean is an experienced engineer and director who is leading his sector’s drive towards modernisation in UK manufacturing.

Sean pushes the businesses forward for increased sustainability and safety standards in UK manufacturing.

He led design changes and the testing programme for BS EN IEC 61439 and is the Chair of BEAMA’s ESPG Management Committee.

A trained mental health first aider, Sean has a keen interest in partnership working to increase opportunities and pathway into apprenticeships for future engineers.

Richard Hamilton-Parkes - Operations Manager

Richard started his career in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and quickly found his niche in the fabrication industry.

Now, having 20 years’ worth of experience, he is the Operations & Production Manager for AVW Fabrications Limited.

Richard ensures the smooth day-to-day running of the business, looking after workflow, our people and the impact on the environment. With a keen passion for supporting our team, he has also completed his Mental Health First Aider training.

Richard is also a keen advocate in supporting the younger generation so they can learn more about the fabrication and sheet metal work industry, in particular by attending careers fairs as well as hosting students in the workplace

AVW Fabrications - CNC Punching East Midlands
AVW Fabrications -headquarters in Leicester

Increasing sustainability

Sustainability is at the heart of manufacturing at AVW Fabrications.

We started our journey towards becoming Carbon Neutral in 2018 and achieved our target in 2022.

We offset more than 137 tonnes of CO2e across our Group in 2021 and 128 tonnes in 2022 to become certified as Carbon Neutral. We now continue to work to align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.

In the process, we have:

  • Installed LED lighting throughout the factory
  • Fitted 284 solar panels to the roof of our building to produce 102kW of electricity
  • Purchased two electric vans and installed onsite EV chargers
  • Taken ownership of 17 acres of ancient Leicestershire woodland
  • Swapped to sustainable packaging

Awards and recognition

AVW Fabrications - powder coating experts in Leicester